Ryann Donnelly completed a practice-based PhD in the department of Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London. Her research is concerned with modes of gender subversion in music video, while her practice culminates in video, used as projections during live pop performance, to propose queer and feminist themes.
Ryann acted as lead singer of rock band, Schoolyard Heroes, signed to Island Records from 1999-2010. She has since maintained an audiovisual practice as a solo artist.
Other recent performance credits include Robert Wilson’s Works and Process Series at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, David Cronenberg’s film Body, Mind, Change featured in director’s retrospective at Toronto International Film Festival, and Saint Genet's Flinch Not and Give Not Back at WUK Performing Arts in Vienna.